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Kingfisher Bar & Grill

4.7
4.7
2926 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Kingfisher is an American Grill specializing in fresh Seafood. Menu changes seasonally. Winner of Wine Spectators Award of Excellence. Lunch - Early Dinner. A local favorite for 28 years running. Kingfisher is currently open for dine-in and curbside carryout. Visit our website at www.kingfishertucson.com for the entire menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (520) 323-7739

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Green Room will accommodate up to 20 people. Please call for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Cross street

    Tucson Blvd

  • Parking details

    Parking available in lot behind or in front of building.

  • Entertainment

    Offered Monday and Saturday night from 9pm to midnight. Jazz format.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,926 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tucson

    Fit for Foodies

  • Tucson

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  1. p

    palatecleanser

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this place is wonderfully old school. martinis and delicious oysters flow like wine.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Third visit. Service is alway very attentive. Food quality is good. Deserts are always good. Highly recommend.
  3. j

    jackies

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good,and the server was excellent.And the food was very delicious
  4. LF

    LocalFoodie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu here so be adventurous. The staff is knowledgeable and provides some of the best service in Tucson.
  5. TM

    TeresaM

    Phoenix

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had lunch yesterday. The sea bass tostada was very unique and delicious with layers of beans and rice and super fresh crisp tortillas topped with perfectly grilled fish, lettuce, pivo avocado and a chili crema.
  6. PA

    PeterA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A Tucson tradition. I am happy that this establishment was able to survive the pandemic.
  7. MS

    MarilynS

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little pricey, but the overall excellence makes the experience well worth it!
  8. H

    Herculo

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I've been there many times in the past months, love the restaurant, the menu and the people who work there. This time I had the salmon once again and instead of being tender and succulent as before, it was overcooked and dry. Because I was with a friend treating me to lunch, I said nothing. On other occasions other fish dishes were occasionally cooked too long as well; but when it was done right, it was wonderful. As I will continue to come, I would so appreciate it if the fish could be cooked until just done and no more.
  9. MK

    MarvinKirchler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local spot, tasty food with choices for any palette
  10. NB

    NancyB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband’s birthday.
  11. PP

    PamelaP

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    KingFisher is an excellent restaurant for fresh seafood. The service was very good.
  12. BF

    BlairF

    Tucson

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time back since the pandemic, should not have waited so long. Started with cocktails from the bar, ended with Raspberry Rhubarb Crumble. Every course in between was delightful.
  13. SV

    ScarletV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    My food was salty My loves her food It was my birthday Staff was aware didn’t make a difference might as well not tell
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Took 15 minutes to get someone to.come over and order drinks today at 1145am before they got busy. Took 30 minutes to.get food....overall we liked it though as the food saved the service. Our server was nice just needs more experience.
  15. RD

    RichardD

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kingfisher provided their usual excellent food and provided cheerful and helpful staff. Their summer road-trip offerings were spot on. Always an enjoyable experience.
  16. f

    foodie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great except trying to talk over the noise level, found it very difficult to have a decent conversation with our visitors without raising ones voice. Was very uncomfortable having to talk over the others next to us. My suggestion: - do not get caught up in one of the corner booths - do not get a table that is surrounded by other tables - try to get a table that is on the outer perimeter of the floor Our service person was even having a hard time hearing our orders and requests. The service was great, the food was great.
  17. CE

    ChrisE

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    See private note
  18. l

    lynnh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very engaged server, yummy lemon drop martini . And oh those frog leg appetizer! Excellent. A great value.
  19. s

    socialdiner

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We hadn't been to Kingfisher in a long, long time and were pleasantly pleased with the updated dining room. They had kept the "road trip" menu which we had always liked. The food was good and not overpriced. Wine and drinks were also moderately priced.
  20. SN

    SuziN

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    My second bad experience at King Fisher this summer. My dinner of Chicken (huli-huli style) was awful. So salty, not at all like I expected, server was not attentive, and brought desert menus to us before we even got the entree. This is my second time this summer where I've brought out of town guests, not sure if I will return. This used to be one of my favorite places.
  21. RC

    RobertC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was wonderful in every way possible. Highly recommend this marvelous place!
  22. MS

    MichaelS

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    They had sea bass on the menu at a reasonable price. Whatever fish they served, wasn’t sea bass. Very disappointed!
  23. JC

    JaniceC

    Tucson

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood restaurant in Tucson. Great food and staff.
  24. CB

    CarmenB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Only negative would be that we sat at least 1/2 hour waiting on a check. I will say there was lots of food still on our plates, but we had even pushed them out a little to make it more obvious that we were through eating. It was interesting because we kept noticing that there were workers walking the floor and being "seemingly" observant.
  25. BA

    BruceA

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was excellent. our server Meg was outstanding. always enjoy eating here never disappointing highly recommend
  26. NE

    NancyEF

    Tucson

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I enjoy their summer road trips. Loved the fried oysters and the crawfish etouffee (half of which I took home). Also a good Grovers Martini (with gin and blue cheese stuffed olives) was very refreshing. Good service for ONE.
  27. N

    Norm

    Tucson

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We were disappointed (although our friends joining us were not). Ribs and sea bass both left much to be desired. Fish and chips seemed ok but nothing extraordinary. The staff who greeted us upon arrival were very friendly, but our server was curt, forgot or refused to remember our requests re: preparation of certain items, now the bill was to be split, etc.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were there for our anniversary. The food was very good particularly the stuffed trout and the sea bass.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had the Hawaiian Monk fish and Steelhead Trout, both if which we did substitutions on sides and both were absolutely delicious. We did the grilled shrimp appetizer which was flavorful and had several cocktails, all of which was delivered on time. Our meal was piping hot but cooked to perfection! The server just calculated the bill incorrectly but caught it and that was not an issue. For just under 100$ everything was perfect.
  30. PL

    PatrickL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good service and the food was excellent. Best martinis in town as well. The only thing I was wishing for was it to be a little darker for a couple's dinner, but not a big deal.
  31. RD

    RichardD

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was predictably delicious. The only trouble here is deciding what to order. We ordered off their “Pacific Northwest road trip” menu and the food was outstanding. Only wish they would add some of these items to their regular menu.
  32. IM

    IceMan

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Seated promptly. Took 10 mins before we were visited by a waiter. Person serving water was drenched in perfume. Our soda was flat. The water tasted strange. The trout was not the best I’ve ever had. The clam chowder was the high point of the meal.
  33. AM

    AnnMarieH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My birthday. We always start with fresh oysters. 1 dozen , 6 from Washington state and six from British Columbia which were truly outstanding. It was the last day of the Pacific Northwest Road Trip. I had the smoked salmon belly bruschetta of which the taste combinations melded so well in the mouth to absolute deliciousness. Grilled Arctic Char cooked perfectly and extremely fresh, piping hot cappuccino had a nice high foam, and along with my apple blackberry cobbler with ice cream was just the right ending to the meal. We come here because the quality of food both in freshness and preparation is unmatched anywhere else in Tucson. Very nice bar too with innovative modern cocktails along with some lovely old standards tweaked towards todays palette.
  34. NK

    NancyK

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve eaten at the Kingfisher at least ten times and have enjoyed every meal. They are consistent in their food and service. Great Tucson vibe. Coming from New England it’s great to find a great fresh seafood restaurant.
  35. JH

    JonH

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kingfisher is always amazing. It starts with the hostess, a most delightful lady with massive and fantastic boots. Our server was efficient, helpful, welcoming, and funny. The food was great. The oyster bar sampler has everything you could want to start a meal and both my trout and my wife's paella was great.
  36. c

    conniec

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The service was great but the food mediocre. My husband had clam chowder and Cesar salad, I had the grilled fish sandwich. All the food needed more seasoning as it tasted bland. The chowder had lots of clams but the white sauce/broth was bland and pasty. The Cesar was bland with no hint of anchovies. The fish sandwich was ok, the fries and slaw good.
  37. LE

    Lv2Eat

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    There were 4 of us. One Sea Bass, 1 Trout, 2 Hawaiian Fish. They liked their meals. My Yellow tail was dry & the spinach very plain. My husband ordered coffee and was charged full price for a refill. I ordinarily love this restaurant, but didn't enjoy it this time.
  38. CB

    CheriB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at Kingfisher are always of the highest quality. This visit was no exception; our server was friendly, informative and patient, and the food was perfectly prepared.
  39. C

    Chris

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been patrons of Kingfishers for at least 15 years. It is always a great night out. We have never been disappointed.
  40. PH

    PeggyH

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really appreciate Kingfisher! The food was maybe even better than in the past. The food was prepared perfectly..It made our party of 4 happy.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Kingfisher Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 323-7739.

Kingfisher Bar & Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 2926 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Kingfisher Bar & Grill

2564 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85716

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Tucson Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available in lot behind or in front of building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Offered Monday and Saturday night from 9pm to midnight. Jazz format.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (520) 323-7739

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Green Room will accommodate up to 20 people. Please call for details.

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